This week Shunyi Happenings brings some yoga, art, entertainment and shopping opportunities right at your doorstep! If the weather cooperates, some of these outdoor activities are going to be loads of fun, but if not, then find your zen with yoga and other indoor activities. If you want to promote an event, store opening or closing, sale, and any other fun family friendly event taking place in Shunyi, please get in touch with our Shunyi Correspondent Anjana Kainikkara by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayne’s Final Gem Sale, May 2-13
Update your wardrobe with a twist for summer by adding pops of color, with bright and eye-catching gems for jewelry. Topaz, Citrines, Black Onyx, Rose Quartz and much more, on sale for up to 70 percent off. With prices as low as RMB 20, they’re a steal! They make great gifts too!
Shayne’s Treasures, Lake View Place Dragon Bay Villa, Yu yuan Road, Hou Sha Yu, Building 1-Unit 8, Shunyi District (+86 18501051998, email@example.com)
Beijing’s first ever ‘Yoga Gives Back’ event, May 21
Ages 13+. A two-hour bilingual yoga class successively hosted by five different yoga teachers: Gwen, Robyn, Sean, Theresa, and Desiree. The session consists of 108 sun salutations, which is an auspicious number in India (e.g. Vedic tradition, yoga, astrology), and is equivalent to the number of beads in a Mala (a string of beads). “For the cost of one class, you can save a life,” is the powerful slogan of Yoga Gives Back, an organization that helps impoverished women and children in India. Participants are encouraged to practice at their own pace and bring their own mat. Coconut water will be sponsored by Vita Coco. Snacks and juice can be purchased from Juice by Melissa, Shunyi.
Minimum donation RMB 150. 9.30-11.30am. International School of Beijing (ISB), 10, An Hua Street, Shunyi District, (+86 10 81492345)
WAB Rock in the Park, Fun Fair & Identity Film Festival, May 20, May21
All ages. Get things started Friday afternoon with a series of student, staff and community musicians taking to the stage, helping you warm up to summer weather in this annual music festival. Bring blankets and snacks along for later when the sun sets and they turn on the big screen to showcase the best films from WAB directors in the 2nd annual Identity Film Festival. On Saturday, Parent Link invites you all to join in on Tiger Field for an afternoon of fun – with games, activities and performances for the whole family. Rock in the Park will continue on Saturday from 2-9pm.
Free. 3.30-8pm. Sat, May 21. 2pm-9pm. Western Academy of Beijing, 10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, (+86 10 5986 5588, www.wab.edu)
HoK 2016 Annual Community Yard Sale, May 21
All ages. Have you wanted to have a clear out, but can never find the time? Do you have lots of unwanted items around your house? The ‘HoK 2016 Annual Community Yard Sale’ is back again! You need not find any further motivation to clear the clutter from your home and help your items find a new home! At the cost of baked goods, book a table to sell your unwanted items. The baked goods will go on their cake table for raising money for Roundabout. If you don’t have anything to sell, swing by to get a bargain yourself and eat cake guilt free, as all cake money goes to charity! If anything is left unsold, all spring cleaners turned charitable bakers can donate these unwanted items at the drop-off point for Roundabout. To learn more about Roundabout, visit www.roundaboutchina.com
Free. 10am-1pm. At two locations: House of Knowledge, Victoria Gardens Campus, 15, Victoria Gardens, Chaoyang Park West Rd., Chaoyang District, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6438 2624). House of Knowledge, Quanfa Campus, Quanfa Gardens North Gate, just off Shun Bai lu (Close to Beijing Rivera), Shunyi District, (email@example.com, 6431 8452)
Roundabout Children’s Art Exhibition, May 21-22
All ages. Roundabout is hosting a Children’s Art Exhibition at Shine Hills Community Center, showcasing artwork by young artists from within the community. All proceeds from sales will support art projects in the future. Step into their imaginative worlds and rediscover simplicity through their eyes. If you would like to donate or include more artwork for this exhibition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
Free. Shine Hills Community Center, (13161648280, email@example.com)
Photos Courtesy: Shayne’s Treasures, Gwen Tan Wynne and Yoga Gives Back, WAB, HoK and Roundabout